These are the adventures of Andy and Sally Rawnsley on their narrowboat "The Puzzler". We have been living on the boat for over nine years now and are still loving it. Our Ulster born Shih Tzu, Shannon, has grown up, and has taken over the boat! After three wonderful years in Ireland, we transported The Puzzler to The Netherlands, and spent a year there. In 2015 we went southwards, to reach the north of France by June. After glorious weather throughout the summer, we arrived in Roanne in late October, and enjoyed our winter in this friendly port. We cruised extensively in France in 2016 and 2017, returning to Roanne each winter.
Thursday, 29 November 2012
10th - 28th November. Ardhowen Theatre and League bowls.
There are 11 doves on the War Memorial, one for each person who died then. It is very moving to see it.
Walking again at Castle Coole, Andy paused for a rest. All the autumn leaves are on the ground now.
Castle Coole itself is as impressive as ever.
Having been back at the Round "O" mooring, we headed upstream again. It is harder each time to get up through Enniskillen Bridge, against the current.
We stop at the first part of the mooring at Broadmeadow, as this is the best place to chop the rest of our wood for the fire, with a short walkway to the jetty here.
Once again there is a tidy stack of logs in the cratch of The Puzzler.
On Mondays we bowl at the Forum, using three mats, and it can be taken seriously.
However, not everyone does this! Look at this pair.